2022 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at College of the Desert is 29.44% last year which is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. 471 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 1,600 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is average where the average graduation rate of the schools is 34.10%.
The transfer-out rate is 5.00% that is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. The retention rate (full-time students) is 68% that is average compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

Next table summarizes the outcome measures with number of students at College of the Desert. 471 students have completed and 80 students have transferred out to other institute. In addition, 267 students still enrolled and 782 students have left the school before completing program.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalMenWomen
Total (Candidates)1,600739861
Completers471
(29.44%)
193
(26.12%)
278
(32.29%)
Transfer-out80
(5.00%)
38
(5.14%)
42
(4.88%)
Still Enrolled267
(16.69%)
104
(14.07%)
163
(18.93%)
No Longer Enrolled782
(48.88%)
404
(54.67%)
378
(43.90%)

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

Below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by program length and completion time. The number in parenthesis is graduation rate. The numbers and rate for the 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and rate for that period. For example, 14 students have completed in 2 years and additional 18 students have completed in 3rd year (for less than 2 years programs).
Graduation Rate by Completion Time
TotalMenWomen
150% normal time (Overall)471
(29.44%)
193
(26.12%)
278
(32.29%)
150% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)18
(1.13%)
10
(1.35%)
8
(0.93%)
150% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)453
(28.31%)
183
(24.76%)
270
(31.36%)
100% normal time (Overall)197
(12.31%)
- -
100% normal time (Less than 2 years programs)14
(0.88%)
- -
100% normal time (2 but less than 4 years programs)183
(11.44%)
- -

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total29.44% (471/1,600) 26.12% (193/739) 32.29% (278/861)
American Indian or Alaska Native50.00% (1/2) 50.00% (1/2) - (0/0)
Asian54.05% (20/37) 45.00% (9/20) 64.71% (11/17)
Black (Non-Hispanic)16.67% (5/30) 11.11% (2/18) 25.00% (3/12)
Hispanic28.13% (357/1,269) 24.87% (140/563) 30.74% (217/706)
White35.33% (65/184) 29.17% (28/96) 42.05% (37/88)
Two or More Race24.32% (9/37) 23.81% (5/21) 25.00% (4/16)
Unknown25.00% (2/8) 33.33% (1/3) 20.00% (1/5)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity